I enjoyed reading this book, although perhaps not as much as I enjoyed reading Sheehan’s earlier book “Running and Being.” This book repeated some of the same themes as the earlier book, but added a bit more perspective as Sheehan was older when writing this book. Some of the points I enjoyed unique to this book included:
- His ideas and definition of heroism — beginning with resisting the usual and habitual;
- His unique insight and thoughts of the movie Chariots of Fire;
- The cause and effect of the runner’s high; and
- Reaching and delaing with the point in life of no longer being able to run.
As with his earlier book, I would recommend this book to the serious runner.